Catnip (aka Catmint) is a common mint herb that thrives in much of North America and is very easy to grow. In people, catnip helps calm the nerves and soothe the digestive tract. It also may help relieve menstrual cramps. The herb also makes a good, mild tea for colds, flu and fever. In most cats, the herb has intoxicating effects. It can be invasive, so keep to containers if you don’t want spread.
• Soil: Well drained, nutrient-rich
• Water: Water well, let dry between waterings
• Height: 3 – 4′
• Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
• Harvesting: Pick mint leaves at any point in the growing season